15 days in Egypt Itinerary

15 days in Egypt Itinerary

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15 days in Egypt Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Abu Simbel
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Aswan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Luxor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Qena
— Few hours
6
Marsa Alam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Sharm El Sheikh
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Hanoi

4
nights
Cairo

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Egyptian Antiquities Museum and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids. Get some historical perspective at Pyramids of Giza and Mohamed Ali Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Cairo side-trips: Giza (Great Sphinx & Khafre's Pyramid). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Khan Al-Khalili, delve into the distant past at Keops Pyramid, and admire the striking features of Hanging Church (El Muallaqa, Sitt Mariam, St Mary).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo online journey planner .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Cairo is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Hanoi to Cairo. February in Cairo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Abu Simbel.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Giza
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Pyramids of Giza ©
Pyramids of Giza
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids ©
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Egyptian Antiquities Museum ©
Egyptian Antiquities Museum

1
night
Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Abu Simbel Temple Complex.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Abu Simbel trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in February: highs in Abu Simbel hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aswan.

Things to do in Abu Simbel

Historic Sites
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Abu Simbel Temple Complex ©
Abu Simbel Temple Complex

1
night
Aswan

Aswan ©
Plan an Aswan holiday and treat yourself to ancient wonders of the past along the Nile River.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Unfinished Obelisk and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Philae.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Aswan journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Abu Simbel to Aswan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Aswan sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Luxor.

Things to do in Aswan

Historic Sites
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Philae Temple ©
Philae Temple
Unfinished Obelisk ©
Unfinished Obelisk

4
nights
Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Get some cultural insight at Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple. Popular historic sites such as Temple of Karnak and Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Medinet Habu, look for gifts at Gaddis & Co., pause for some photo ops at Colossi of Memnon, and kick back and relax at Look at Egypt tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Luxor driving holiday tool .

Getting from Aswan to Luxor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. February in Luxor sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Qena.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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hours
Qena

Qena ©
Qena is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Qena holiday website .

Drive from Luxor to Qena in 1.5 hours. February in Qena sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marsa Alam.

Things to do in Qena

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dendera Temple Complex
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Dendera Temple Complex ©
Dendera Temple Complex

1
night
Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam ©
The opening of an international airport and subsequent development of hotels and resorts boosted tourism in Marsa Alam, a town on Egypt's Red Sea coast known for its world-class diving spots.
On the 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharm El Luli.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marsa Alam sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Qena to Marsa Alam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Qena in February, expect nights in Marsa Alam to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Marsa Alam

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sharm El Luli ©
Sharm El Luli

2
nights
Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 23rd (Fri), take a stroll through Na'ama Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ras Um Sid, and then hunt for treasures at Old Market. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Shark's Bay Beach and then browse the different shops at SOHO Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sharm El Sheikh day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Marsa Alam to Sharm El Sheikh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
SOHO Square ©
SOHO Square
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach

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